Thousands of Detroit teachers made national news with a two day sick-out on May 2-3 to demand payment in full for the remainder of their school contract. The Labor Forum team will hear from Elena Herrada, an elected school board member, disempowered by the emergency manager of the Detroit public school system as well as an affected teacher. From 4:30-4:55pm, they will explain why Detroit’s education system is in such deep crisis and what lessons can be learned in light of Governor Deal’s “Opportunity School District” ballot initiative..
Earlier from 4:15-4:30, Kerry White, an Atlanta letter carrier and union steward with the National Association of Letter Carriers will talk about the role in the community of postal workers, in particular the Stamp Out Hunger campaign, Saturday, May 14, 2016
The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM airs every Monday from 4-5pm, opening with Labor Headlines and This Week in Labor History segments. Each week, program guests talk about the issues important to working people and their famiiies, offering analysis and solutions
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